Dr. J. Eric Ahlskog, M.D., Ph. D. is Professor of Neurology at the Mayo Medical School, and Chair of the Mayo Section of Movement Disorders at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He is the author of The New Parkinson's Disease Treatment Book, and is widely considered to be a leading authority on Parkinson's disease. On March 21st, 2017 Dr. Ahlskog presented 'The Nuts and Bolts Approach to the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease.' The hour long presentation is now available to watch.
Professor Sarkis Mazmanian explains how he and postdoctoral scholar Tim Sampson discovered the link between the gut biome and Parkinson’s disease.
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Do you have questions about Parkinson's disease? This 25-minute DVD/video was created by the Parkinson's Disease Foundation to provide some comfort and encouragement for a person who has just been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. It includes testimonials from people with Parkinson's on how they learned to cope and live with the diagnosis, scientific and medical information from healthcare experts and helpful tips and resources. It is often paired with a companion booklet of the same name. Both were created when people with Parkinson's, caregivers and doctors alike, expressed that although Parkinson's can be a devastating diagnosis, people need a place to turn and knowledge of where to find resources. The video has been honored by the Communications Award with an 'Award of Distinction.' It is available in DVD by visiting http://support.pdf.org/publications.
Some Parkinson's disease patients will experience moments when they freeze in their tracks and can't get moving again. But there are ways to cope with this frustrating Parkinson's symptom. Dr Oksana Sucheheroswky, MD suggests some simple tips to help control this phenomenon.
Sarah King, PT, DPT is a Parkinson's physical therapist and owner of Invigorate Physical Therapy and Wellness in Austin, Texas. She talks about what drove her to start her own practice centered around Parkinson's and how she helps her clients get back in the drivers seat of their life.